User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6

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  1. ReggieE
    Mar 12, 2003
    9
    I know, I know the voice ain't too pretty but neither is life. The songs grow on you though and Ryan Adams' production is top-notched. This will be THE sleeper album of the year.
  2. OrlaM
    Mar 25, 2003
    9
    Absolutley fantastic! I first heard about Jesse at a Ryan Adams Gig in the Olympia Theatre, Dublin last November and was more that impressed with his lyrics & singing. We are big fans now, more recently saw Jesse in the "Village", Dublin in March! He was amazing playing acoustic last November, but even more so with his band! Congratulations on a great CD, roll on the next concert! Thanks Absolutley fantastic! I first heard about Jesse at a Ryan Adams Gig in the Olympia Theatre, Dublin last November and was more that impressed with his lyrics & singing. We are big fans now, more recently saw Jesse in the "Village", Dublin in March! He was amazing playing acoustic last November, but even more so with his band! Congratulations on a great CD, roll on the next concert! Thanks for the music, Orla. xx ( I reserved the 10/10 vote for Ryan Adams, but Jesse is a close 9!) Expand

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Metascore
84

Universal acclaim - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. The voice asserts itself as the record sinks in, however, and not only does each song stand out, but the production variegates a sonic grandeur grounded in the rock verities.
  2. As you're listening, the songs begin to sound more and more like play-acting, as if Malin's trying to sound like his heroes more than he's trying to create anything that's all his own.
  3. Mojo
    80
    Malin and Adams have managed to create a record whose fearless classicism is all part of the point. [Dec 2002, p.114]